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Synthetic Biology Project Director Discusses DIYBio on Kojo Nnamdi Show

Far from multimillion dollar labs at universities, an enthusiastic movement of amateur scientists is changing the field of biology.

Importance of Synthetic Biology in the 21st Century

The Synthetic Biology Project is being launched to identify gaps in our knowledge of the potential risks of the field, explore public perceptions towards it, and examine governance options that will both ensure public safety and facilitate innovation.

Potential Liability for Crowdsourced Disaster Response Groups

Volunteer and technical communities organize to create and build tools that collect, search and organize data coming from crisis areas. These crowdsourcing groups have effectively responded to a variety of disasters, including the Haitian and Chilean earthquakes, the Japanese tsunami and the gulf oil spill.

Predicting the Future of Science and Technology: Wanna Bet?

Over the next few months, the Science and Technology Innovation Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars will be running an experiment in the use of an online prediction market to explore the future of science and technology.

Wilson Center Launches New Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies

The Wilson Center's new Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies will study the potential health and environmental implications of nanotechnology products. Developments from this cutting-edge science will increasingly affect our everyday lives, from medicines to consumer products to new energy sources.

PEN 3 - Nanotechnology: A Research Strategy for Addressing Risk

View This report by Dr. Andrew Maynard proposes a comprehensive framework for systematically exploring possible risks.
Responding to Liabilty Report

Commons Lab releases report on liability for digital volunteers in disasters

The CommonsLab is proud to announce the release of a report by Ed Robson evaluating liability issues in social media and crowdsourcing.

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Data Journalism and Policymaking: A Changing Landscape

July 30, 2014 // 10:00am12:00pm

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